Monday, August 21, 2006

Eyes Wide Shut:
Giuliani 0n Guns

In an earlier post I mentioned how Rudy Giuliani skillfully avoided talking about social issues on his recent visit to South Carolina. In an article published in "The State" newspaper, political columnist Lee Bandy mentions the potential problem this could present for Giuliani in our very conservative state.

Giuliani was not questioned much about his record on the three G's (God, Guns, and Gays). However, the record will show that Giuliani has supported gay marriage, abortion, and gun control. Most observers would naturally assume that Giuliani won't play well here. But, Bandy seems to think otherwise.

Bandy's flawed assessment is based on his interpretation of the lack of questions on social issues. He surmises that people don't care and are actually focused on other things, namely national security. He may be right about that current focus, but even that won't bode well for an anti-gun Giuliani.

Think about it. What clear thinking person who is actually focused on national security would support someone who wants to take away their guns? If we suddenly find ourselves fighting terrorist here on South Carolina soil, I want every advantage I can have. I'm certain that many people agree.

So, as simplistic as this might sound for the political pundits, the plain fact is, South Carolinians love our guns. And we're not about to let some created "hero" from New York take them away.


At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giuliani will work to take our guns away. He's no hereo. He was in the right place at the right time, that's all. Like a moth to a porch light, he's always around when the cameras are rolling.


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